Friday, February 20, 2009

Six Future Trends in Psychiatry

Henry Nasrallah in the Feb issue of Current Psychiatry describes 6 trends that will affect the practice of psychiatry.

  1. Earlier diagnosis and treatment.
  2. Genetic discoveries
  3. Targeting of neuroplasticity.
  4. Neurostimulation, as in VNS, TMS, DBS.
  5. Psychopharmacogenetics.
  6. Intertwining of physical and mental disorders.
What do you all think?